Large amount of drugs seized from container that arrived from India

Male' commercial harbor. | Photo: MPL

Malé, Maldives – A large amount of drugs have been seized by Maldivian authorities from a container loaded on a sea vessel that arrived via India.

According to local reports, the container was seized on Friday and was searched by Maldives Police Service and Maldives Customs collaboratively. Additional reports suggest that the contraband was put into goods and packed well.

The type and quantity of drugs seized during this operation is yet to be known.

Maldives Police Service’s comment on the matter so far is that authorities are searching a container that was off loaded at MPL Port, while Maldives Customs has not made a comment with regards to the case yet.